The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has announced the appointment of Daniel Jutras as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Jutras begins his three-year appointment following CRKN’s annual Meeting of the Members on November 2, 2022.
Jutras is currently rector of Université de Montréal, a position he has held since June 2020. In his first two years in office, the university received its two largest donations ever – $40 million from the Fondation Chopin-Péladeau and Québecor, and $159 million from the Fondation Courtois – adopted a policy on freedom of expression on campus, and presented an ambitious strategic plan after a consultation process involving more that 7,000 people.
With expertise in contract law and civil liability, class actions, and judicial institutions, Jutras is a leader in research in the law of obligations from a comparative and pluralist standpoint. In addition to being internationally renowned for his contributions to civil and comparative law, Jutras has also worked to transform legal education programs in Quebec and throughout the world. Prior to his role as rector at UdeM, he was the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and had also been Director of the Institute of Comparative Law and Dean of Law at McGill.
In addition to chairing the CRKN Board, Jutras also sits on the Board of Directors for the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. He also works closely with other universities and their administrators on the boards of the Interuniversity Cooperation Office and the U7+ international university network.Click here to read the original press release.